Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has a total of 8,20,805 voters spread across 60 Assembly Constituencies as per the draft photo electoral roll published by the office of Chief Electoral Officer, Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
As per the draft electoral roll, the Northeastern state has a total of 8,20,805 electorate, of which 4,04,276 are males and 4,16,529 females – 12,253 more than that of male voters.
Parliamentary Constituency-wise, Arunachal West constituency (comprising of 33 Assembly segments) has more voters (4,72,849) than that of Arunachal East constituency (3,47,956) with 27 Assembly seats.
The Itanagar (urban) Assembly Constituency has the highest number of electorate (62,091) followed by Doimukh (22,723), while Anini AC under the Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency has the lowest number of voters with 4,207, Joint Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Arunachal Pradesh, Liken Koyu said.
Doimukh being the rural constituency has the highest number of voters (22,723). The only unreserved Assembly seat in Arunachal, Bordumsa-Diyun has 19,756 voters to be fourth highest placed after Itanagar, Doimukh and Pasighat East (20,917), he said.
With the publication of the draft electoral rolls, claims and objections will be allowed from today (November 9) onwards till December 8, the Joint CEO said, adding that the final rolls will be published on January 5, 2023.
Meanwhile, the CEO, Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Papum Pare District Election Office today organized a walkathon cum plogging programme themed “A step for a participative elections” to mark the draft publication of electoral rolls across the state.
CEO Padmini Singla, District Election Officer Sachin Rana, HoDs, school children, members of NCC and NSS units of Govt Higher Secondary School, Doimukh, officials of DEO and CEO offices and public participated in the walkathon from Bage Tinali to GHSS, Doimukh.
Addressing the students and other participants at the assembly hall of the school, the CEO informed that the publication of draft electoral rolls is an annual exercise of the Election Commission of India, which seeks to give a chance of hearing, if any voter needs a correction in the electoral rolls and to enroll the missed out eligible voters with 1st January 2023 as the qualifying date.
While encouraging the students to get enrolled as new voters, she further informed them that Form 6, which is used to register new voters, can be filled out online through the http://nvsp.inportal or can be submitted offline to the BLOs of the concerned polling stations.
Joint CEO Liken Koyu said that to mark the importance of the day and make it a mass movement, Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities are being taken up across the state.
DEO Sachin Rana said that “along with the awareness on the electoral procedures the program also endeavours to encourage cleanliness practices amongst the masses.” He later read out the draft publication notification.
As a part of the programme, Chunav Pathshala activities (snake and ladder game) were also organised for the school children.